Erosion Control Section

Sediment is the largest water pollutant in North Carolina

All grading work performed in Iredell County including the City of Statesville, Town of Mooresville, and the Town of Troutman requires a permit.  Please refer to the chart below to help determine which permit is necessary. For further information please see the Iredell County Land Development Code:

Land Development Code Appendix H


Jurisdiction

Watershed (Click for Map)

Minor Erosion Control Permit

Major Erosion Control Permit

County

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

Statesville 

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Troutman

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

Mooresville

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

The three types of land-disturbance permits are:

  1. Grading Permit:   Required for the construction of a residential dwelling and any non-residential principal structure.
    Requirements:  $61.80 fee residential/$103 fee commercial
    Permit Application

  2. Minor Erosion Control Permit: All land-disturbing activities inside the watershed 0.5 acres and greater but no greater than 0.99 acres.
    Requirements:  2 copies Erosion Control Plan, Financial Responsibility Form, Copy of Deed, $135 fee

  3. Major Erosion Control Permit:  All land-disturbing activities greater than one acre.
    Requirements:  2 copies Erosion Control Plan (may need an engineers seal), Financial Responsibility Form, Copy of Deed, $175-per-acre (fraction of an acre/rounding up to the next acre) fee

Erosion Control Plan Packets for Individual or Multiple Lot Development with No Mass Grading/Cut & Fill Taking Place

For development of an individual lot or lots where mass grading is not required, developers can use the packets below to apply for the appropriate erosion control permit.  If there is mass grading or cut and fill operations for the development then the developer will need to supply their own erosion control plan as required above.

Erosion Control Quicksheets